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Huawei P40 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Specs Comparison

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After running around the rumor mill for months, the Huawei P40 Pro is finally official.

As expected, the Huawei P40 Pro has a lot of interesting features, especially in the camera department.

The Huawei P series are known for their great cameras. But being a flagship smartphone, there’s more to these devices other than being a professional camera in your pocket.

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With that, we want to see what other things does this device has in store for us. Also, we’re curious to see how it stacks up with some of the popular Chinese flagships today, such as the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.

Just like Huawei’s, Xiaomi’s flagship has a lot of killer camera prowess. Plus, a bang-for-the-buck value that most Chinese phones are known for.

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With that, here in our Huawei P40 Pro versus Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro specifications and features comparison, we’ll see how Huawei’s latest fare with one of the biggest flagships in the market today. And ultimately, help you decide which one to get.

Huawei P40 ProXiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 10
EMUI 10.1
HMS
Android 10
MIUI 11
GMS
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Hybrid
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.58-inch OLED display
2560 x 1200 pixel resolution
~429ppi
HDR
90Hz refresh rate
6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
~386ppi
HDR10
90Hz refresh rate
Processor2.86GHz Kirin 990 5G octa-core2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core
RAM8GB8GB/12GB
GPUMali-G76 MP16Adreno 650
Storage256GB
expandable via NM card 2
128GB/256GB
non-expandable
Front camera32-megapixel
3D depth sensor
Punch-hole
20-megapixel
f/2.0
Rear Camera50-megapixel (UltraVision, RYYB, f/1.9, OIS)
40-megapixel (Cine ultra-wide camera, f/1.8)
12-megapixel (5x optical, 50x hybrid zoom, OIS)
ToF rear cameras
Octa-PDAF
4K video recording
up to ISO 51,200
Telephoto video
7680fps ultra slow-mo
Ultra low-light video
LED flash
108-megapixel primary (f/1.69, OIS)
20-megapixel (ultra-wide f/2.2)
8-megapixel (Telephoto, OIS)
12-megapixel (Portrait lens)
50x hybrid zoom
8K video recording
PDAF
960fps slow-mo
LED flash
AudioNo headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
No headphone jack
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
3D face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
5G
WiFi 6, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC
IR blaster
NFC
USB Type-C
HSPA+, 4G LTE
5G
WiFi 6, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
Dual-band, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
IR blaster
NFC
USB Type-C
OthersIP68 water and dust resistant
Reverse wireless charging
10W Reverse Wireless Charging
Dimensions158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95mm162.6 x 74.8 x 8.96mm
Weight209g208g
ColorsBlack
Deep Sea Blue
Ice White
Silver Frost
Blush Gold
Blue
Pink
Green
Battery4,200mAh
40W SuperCharge
27W Wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging
4,500mAh
50W wired fast charging
30W wireless fast charging
65W wired charging compatible
PricePhp50,9908GB/256GB: CNY4,999 (~Php36,200)
12GB/256GB: CNY5,499 (~Php39,800)
12GB/512GB: CNY5,999 (~Php43,400)
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Both the Huawei P40 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro are both great devices in their own respect.

However, the table above shows that Xiaomi’s flagship has more appealing features than Huawei’s.

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Don’t get me wrong, Huawei is still (probably) the king of mobile photography. The Huawei P40 Pro has a lot of camera features that easily dominates Xiaomi’s. From the sharper selfie camera, jam-packed camera sensors, and rich software features like telephoto video, ultra slow-mo recording, and more.

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However, the quad-camera setup on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro isn’t bad, either. A configuration that photo junkies can settle with, especially if they want more from their smartphones other than taking pictures.

A lot of benchmark apps and performance reviews still prefer the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. It’s said to deliver a more powerful performance than the Kirin 990 5G chipset of the Huawei P40 Pro.

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Huawei is known for its ultra-fast-charging technologies, and we’re seeing it here on the Huawei P40 Pro. But the thing is, the competition has made a lot of advancements on their own (possibly thanks to the Snapdragon 865), which ended up overtaking what Huawei offers.

With the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, you’re getting a 50W wired fast charger. Plus, support for 65W charging and a whopping 30W wireless fast charging. On the other hand, the Huawei P40 Pro is capped at 40W wired and 27W wireless fast charging.

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Speaking of charging, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery that’s marginally bigger than the 4,200mAh on the Huawei P40 Pro.

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The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro also has other smaller features that make it better than the Huawei P40 Pro. There’s the option to get a 12GB variant, which should offer a more flagship experience. A stereo speaker setup is also here, which Huawei insists on not using on its smartphones. Plus, a faster 10W reverse wireless charging support.

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Huawei P40 Pro Plus

To Huawei’s credit, the P40 Pro does have an IP68 water and dust resistant rating, something that Xiaomi doesn’t officially have.

The Huawei P40 Pro also has an NM card slot. These proprietary cards might be expensive and hard to find, but at least Huawei is giving you an option to expand your storage. A right that you wouldn’t have in the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.

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But then again, we gotta hand the win to the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. Besides the aforementioned factors, there’s also the issue of Google Mobile Services (GMS) in Huawei devices.

Huawei claims its own Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) have greatly improved and can already be a great alternative to Google. But it’s still probably not here yet.

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And of course, there’s the price. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro price starts at only CNY4,999 (~Php36,200). That’s more affordable than the Huawei P40 Pro’s Php50,990 price tag. You can even get the top-of-the-line model and it would still be more economical.

Bottom line, the more powerful processor, bigger battery, faster-charging technology, Google Mobile Services support, and the cheaper price tag makes the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro a winner over the Huawei P40 Pro.

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